About Us

We are British Columbia’s health research agency. Our ambition is to inspire and connect curious, creative and passionate minds to drive discovery and innovation for better health and health care. We support the people who do and use health research and we strengthen the system in which they work.

An organization created by the consolidation of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the BC Academic Health Science Network, we are focused on improving the health of British Columbians, the health system and the economy. Considerations of equity, diversity and inclusion are top-of-mind as we begin our journey together, and our commitment to Indigenous reconciliation and self-determination will guide us.

As a provincial organization, our work extends across many Indigenous lands and territories throughout BC. We acknowledge with respect and humility that our Vancouver offices are located on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Current Funding Opportunities

Scholar Program

Supports early career health researchers, helping them form their own research teams, train the next generation of scientists and develop world-leading research programs.

Research Trainee Program

Supports the best and brightest health researchers in training to enable career development and support world-class health research in BC.

Applications are now open for:

Latest News


CRP Certification Program: Exam preparation sessions open for registration

8 December 2022

Have you considered writing a clinical research certification exam with ACRP or SOCRA? Clinical Trials BC will be hosting a series of exam preparation sessions in early 2023 to help you prepare.


Clinical Trials BC and Pfizer partnered to deliver clinical trial training to BC researchers

7 December 2022

On November 2, Clinical Trials BC collaborated with Pfizer Canada to deliver a clinical trial training workshop to over 300 investigators and research site team members across British Columbia.


Research Ethics Spotlight: Laurel Evans

6 December 2022

For our December edition, we bring you Laurel Evans, director of research ethics at the University of British Columbia (UBC). With over 20 years of experience in research ethics, Laurel oversees the operations of the research ethics boards at the university and its affiliated hospitals.

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